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    25 Products And Services That Might Make You Realize You've Been Missing Out

    Vegan ice cream? Laundry tablets? Massage candles? You'll be glad you discovered these.

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    1. A drinking water fountain if your dog or cat is a picky drinker. Its design keeps their whiskers from getting wet and it has three different water flow settings for their needs. Plus, it's super quiet, has a triple filtration system to help prevent them from getting sick, and comes with three replacement filters!,

    This water bowl is BPA-free, durable, and easy to operate and clean. Each fountain comes with a silicone pad to catch splashing water.

    Promising review: "First of all, please get ANY pet fountain if you have cats. My vet explained that cats will not intentionally find water when they're thirsty. That's not how nature designed them (and this is why their pee stinks so bad; it's often very concentrated). They are 'opportunistic' drinkers, so the more places they have to get water when they're thirsty, the healthier they'll be and the less likely they'll have UTI and kidney problems! I'm really happy with this make of fountain. All my cats use it. Some like to like the water as it comes off of the 'flower' while others like the water in the top dish. The dog uses it also (and I SWEAR the cats give me dirty looks because, hey, she slobbers, so I do clean it out frequently)!" —Jenny M. Raja

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A laundry set that includes 40 plastic- and fragrance-free laundry tablets and a reusable steel tin for storage. The results = a super easy, super effective, and eco-friendly clean! Who said doing laundry had to be a chore?


    Promising review: "I am so pleased with my Blueland products. These tabs get my clothes clean and are so much easier to store than a big jug. Saving money on safe and eco-friendly detergent is an added bonus." —Megan

    Get the starter set from Blueland for $18.

    3. An innovative sunscreen mist to protect your skin from UV rays and the blue light from your screen because yes, you need to wear sunscreen even indoors! Since it's a hassle to slather it on every two hours, keep this in your bag or on your desk and spritz away whenever you need. The fine mist doesn't mess up makeup and smells like a dream with its natural botanicals!

    model spraying the mist on her face

    This spray has SPF 41 and features only 16 clean ingredients! To use it properly, close your eyes and mouth, pull back hair, hold the bottle about 10 inches from your face, and spray evenly over your face and neck (mist about seven times). Keep your eyes closed for three seconds while the mist settles. You don't need to rub it in! Plus, if you text Habit, they give you daily reminders to use SPF!

    I've been using this every day and I love it! It's so convenient to just spray it on over your makeup or once you're ready instead of adding another layer of lotion to your face. It's non-greasy so it doesn't get you oily; it only gives your skin a pretty, dewy look. Plus, touchups are super easy since all I have to do is spray again and there's no worry of disturbing makeup. It's small enough that you can just throw it in your bag. And when I say it smells like a dream, I'm not kidding! Why didn't this exist before?

    Get it from Habit for $30.

    4. A sonic toothbrush because it'll quite possibly give you the cleanest teeth you've ever had. With charcoal bristles that remove stains, a timer that lets you know how long to brush and when to move to another part of your mouth, and multiple brushing modes for different needs, this is one super toothbrush that'll actually make you look forward to brushing your teeth.

    Burst Oral Care, @burstoralcare / Via

    Promising review: "Worth every single penny! I love my new Sonic toothbrush! I've had it for three weeks and my teeth have never felt so clean! This brush is absolutely worth every single penny. I love how it has multiple settings and pauses to let you know when you should move on to the next section! I love brushing my teeth! It's so easy and enjoyable!" —Terry

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A scrumptious vegan dairy ice cream that's made with plants and is animal-free and lactose-free because, yes, that exists! The flavors are so yummy and you can finally get your ice cream fix without hurting cows, the climate, or your lactose-intolerant body.

    a row of the ice cream tubs with one open
    Brave Robot

    It's not a gimmick! I tried it and had my lactose-intolerant best friend try it too and we both loved it. She didn't have to pop a pill, deal with stomach pains, or go to the bathroom after (all of which usually happen if she eats ice cream without her lactose pill). It doesn't taste different from regular ice cream at all — in fact, you just feel good about the fact that it's natural and made without cows. If you're wondering, our fave flavors were Blueberry Pie (this is big for me as I generally don't like blueberry-flavored things but this one has graham cookies in it!) and Hazelnut Chocolate. Yum!

    This ice cream is made with an animal-free whey protein and the packaging is made with a renewable resource. Read more about how the ice cream is made here and check out the flavors here. Fun fact: If you send a picture of yourself asking your grocery to stock Brave Robot, they refund you the shipping costs!

    Get a multipack from Brave Robot for $58 (available in three multi-flavor packs).

    6. A Cardalloon that's part card and part balloon if you want to upgrade your standard card game! Your message goes on the box, they press the magic button, and bam! The balloon of your choice magically inflates! Whether you go for Happy Birthday, a heart-eye emoji or a funny poop emoji because they're so ~crappy,~ it's sure to be a surprise they won't soon forget!


    Get one from Cardalloon for $39.95 (available in nine styles).

    7. A biodegradable liquid dish soap that's safe enough for sensitive skin but strong enough to tackle grease to make you feel good about washing dishes and saving the planet at the same time! It comes with a reusable aluminum bottle and an accompanying refill pouch. No more irritated hands and no more single-use plastics. Did I mention the scent is lovely?


    ThreeMain will even send you a pre-paid return label so you can send them your plastic refill bags to recycle if your local recycling facilities don't accept #7 plastic pouches. Plus, the bottle just looks so nice on the counter! They have an amazing natural liquid hand soap too with the same concept that smells gorgeous (it's the lavender!).

    Promising review: "The scent is clean and fresh. I love the bottles; they are very durable compared to other refillable products. It does a great job getting the clean you want." —Donna

    Get the dish soap from ThreeMain for $9.99 and refills for $6.25.

    8. A magical skin-softening massage candle made with jojoba oil to truly give your skin a well-deserved treat. It warms up quickly and once melted, it can be poured on the skin for a luxurious experience. It even comes with a spout for easy pouring. Or simply use it as a regular candle. (Reviewers rave about the amazing scent!).


    The candle has warming notes of amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass, tonka bean, and medjool date. This has a 100% cotton, lead-free wick and cruelty-free, vegan ingredients.

    Promising review: "A truly great massage candle. The oil from the candle can be easily applied to skin and absorbs well. It is not too greasy and does not leave behind any residue. It also has a wonderful earthy scent that fills up the whole room." —Venus

    Get it from Maude for $15.

    9. A chocolate and book subscription box because it's autumn now and what better season to curl up with a book from the genre of your choice, a hot drink (pick from coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!) and a yummy hand-selected chocolate (they range from homemade to luxury!)? It's the perfect combo to get comfy and lose yourself. And honestly, chocolate makes everything better.

    A book and a bar of white chocolate with strawberries

    What you get: a book from the genre of your choice (young-adult, thriller, sci fi/fantasy, romance, chick-lit, award-winning, bestseller, or surprise/hidden genre), hand-selected chocolate, and a hot drink (choose from coffee, tea, or hot chocolate).

    Promising review: "I've been subscribed for a few months now and I love it! The box always arrives around the same time each month and I am always looking forward to it. The chocolate is special and always a little different compared to what I usually get in the store, which makes the experience a bit more exciting each time (in a good way!). Every book I have been sent so far was an exciting and/or heartwarming/entertaining/great read and I can only recommend this box! So yeah, if you like chocolate, hot chocolate and cocoa-drinks, and good books, this is the book box for you! —Samantha

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18.49/month (£14.67 GBP).

    10. An epilator to remove both thick and fine hair at the root so you can go for several weeks without reaching for a razor. It has massage rollers and two speed settings for customizable comfort!

    Promising review: "It hurts but it works :) I haven't shaved my legs in months and used to have to every three to four days. I've seen the best results on my armpits; I used to shave them every other day but since I epilated two weeks ago, I've seen no hair growth and no hair shadow. Way more convenient than waxing, too, because you can target individual shorter hairs as they grow in rather than waiting for everything to grow back a certain length. Also IDK if this is true, but my grandma told me that after she used an epilator for five-ish years she pretty much stopped growing hair. It also hurts less every time you do it, so don't get discouraged by the very painful first session." —k3upikachu

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    11. A steel foot-filing rasp that won't stop until your years of callus buildup are gone. And it'll do the job in MINUTES! No need to invest in expensive creams or cheap foot files that don't last.

    A collage of six images: the top cracked heels before treatment, the middle mid-treatment, the bottom after lotioning, not cracked  at all

    Promising review: "I have BAD feet. Like genetically bad. I have tried EVERYTHING. I’ve spent an excessive amount of money on foot masks, foot scrubs, pedicures, pumice stones, foot files, etc. Nothing worked. This fixed my feet in five minutes. I was actually in shock. I haven’t had 'soft' feet in years. I literally feel like I have new feet. Best $10 I ever spent." —Hdb

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    12. A Drizly drink service so you gain access to tons, and I mean tons of drinks of all kinds — like beers, wine, and liquor — that'll be delivered right to your door. In the mood for whisky? Vodka? Some fancy rosé? They've got it all.


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised with the quickness with which my order was handled. The support team was also very helpful and understanding. Of course I loved my Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky." —George

    Enter your delivery address and shop for drinks here (prices vary depending on location, drink of choice, and size).

    13. A Verb energy bar that has as much caffeine as an espresso but is made with organic green tea and vegan ingredients so it'll energize you without giving you the crash and jitters. And with super yummy flavors like Coconut Chai and Salted Peanut Butter, who are you to say no?

    Verb Energy

    You can also text with a real person on the Verb team to change flavors, arrange shipments, or ask for workout advice!

    Promising review: "Amazing! I've been thinking about trying these for a while now, and with their starter pack deal, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I'm so glad I ordered them! Being a grad student, I'm always looking for afternoon pick-me-ups and these are definitely it! They taste delicious and give me the energy and focus to get through the rest of the day. I love the personalized text-line and Emily has been extremely helpful and always quick to reply (even on weekends!). I loved them so much I immediately ordered another bag, this one being the Strawberry Rose Hibiscus. I can't wait to try it!" —Megan

    Try the starter kit here for $25 (12 bars in the flavor of your choice and four samples of other flavors), a single pouch for $22 (12 bars), or the bundle for $41.80+ (available in bundles of two or four pouches).

    14. A meal kit service for when you're so indecisive that you don't know what to cook each night. At an amazingly affordable price, you choose your fave from an ever-changing weekly menu, get all the ingredients shipped to you, and have your yummy honey-glazed chicken or herb butter steak ready in less than an hour.

    Everyplate / Via, Everyplate / Via

    Get it from Everyplate for $4.99/serving + $8.99 shipping (available in servings of two or four and three, four, or five meals per week).

    15. A menstrual cup to make your switch from a pad or tampon smooth and painless. Its angled form, the fact that it can be rolled as thin as a tampon (and lasts longer than one), can manage heavier flow, and offers comfort for up to 12 hours means you'll never look back!


    Promising review: "I'm sorry I didn't buy one sooner! The cup allows me to go about my day without worrying about where the next bathroom will be. It's almost completely waste-free. It's comfortable and secure. I haven't experienced any leaking and the cup holds far more than you'd think so it really does last longer than pads or tampons. I chose the Lily cup as it's softer and folds up smaller than other brands. The Lily cup has made periods a lot less stressful for me. 10/10 would recommend!" —cup-enthusiast

    Get it from Intimina for $25.46 (originally $29.95).

    16. A two-sided hybrid mattress that'll make sleeping a ~dream~ (heh). With supportive coils, cooling and pressure-relieving foam, and the fact that you can flip it when you prefer a certain firmness, this gem will have you rushing to turn off the lights even before actual bedtime.

    Idle Sleep

    Plus, Idle Sleep gives you an 18-month trial to test it out!

    Promising review: "I had been having back, shoulder, and neck pain. I knew it was time to change my old mattress. I was not sure about choosing the right mattress, but after some research, I decided to buy Idle. What a great choice! The first night I slept like a baby. The second night I slept for 14 hours straight! No more back or shoulder pain! It's a good thing I got it at the beginning of quarantine. One side of it is softer than the other side, which is a great! Can’t go wrong with this mattress." —Kevin

    Get it from Idle Sleep for $1,041+ (available in seven sizes and three firmness levels; plus you can score 20% off during Idle Sleep's Fall Sale).

    17. A hyaluronic acid serum fortified with silver ear mushroom (an Asian ingredient that looks and feels like jelly!) and adaptogenic Reishi mushroom to protect skin against daily stressors, improve the skin barrier, and drench it in hydration for supple, bouncy skin!

    the bottle

    This is vegan and made without parabens, petroleum, sulfates, silicones, gluten, artificial dyes, or fragrances.

    Promising review: "This serum is truly a game-changer. Noticed a dramatic different in the tone and glow of facial skin overnight. Light, non-greasy, and a sweet scent. A definite staple." —GG

    Get it from Moonjuice for $58.

    18. A mattress vacuum because this'll work nice and hard to get you the clean bed you deserve. You do know dust mites and bacteria exist...and live in our beds, right? I know it's horrifying so using this semi-regularly should give you some peace!

    This has a powerful UV light to eliminate bacteria, a strong suction design to trap dust and mites, and a hot air outlet for those dust mites *shivers*.

    Promising review: "So I brought this originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe how many mites and how much dust there was. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa which was easy to use and light. My son haven't had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $98.99.

    19. A baking subscription box that helps you do what the entire country has been doing since quarantine started: baking! This box removes all the hassle of baking and makes it simple, fun, and easy with fresh pre-measured ingredients (no store-bought mixes!), video tutorials, and instructions. You'll be making these scrumptious desserts basically from scratch!


    What you get: Fresh, pre-measured mixes and ingredients, instructions for all baking levels, video tutorials, and a monthly cinnamon bun swap option if you don't like that month's recipe. Each box makes enough for 12–30 servings.

    Promising review: "I purchased Mix Box for my 12-year-old. It was an instant hit! We just finished our second month and she is asking for more! The boxes come very nicely prepared, and they have all the powdered mixtures pre measured. We have enjoyed each box, not only the taste but the bonding experience of mixing and cooking together!" —Pam

    Get it from Cratejoy for $24.95.

    20. A lovely and affordable Vellabox candle subscription because autumn means coziness and candles! These natural candles have irresistible scents you'll want to immerse your whole being in. Plus, the containers make your room look aesthetically pleasing. If you want, you can just get one candle too!


    If you're wondering, my favorite scent is the mandarin and mimosa!

    Get the subscription from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in three sizes); individuals candles start at $12+ (available in more than 20 scents).

    21. An insulated 2-in-1 water bottle that offers both sustainability and versatility because it comes with a detachable travel cup you can use for coffee, tea, or just to share with someone else! Your beverage will be kept hot or cold for hours too. Goodbye, terrible plastic water bottles!

    @camelbak / Via, @camelbak / Via

    The stainless steel bottle is 22 ounces and the cup is 16 ounces.

    Promising review: "Love always having a water bottle and the option to use the lower for hot beverages on the go. Keeps my water cool and my coffee hot. I have two and use them every single day whether I'm headed to the range, camping, or just random errands. Thank you for such a great product! Will make great Christmas gifts too." —AkDelia

    Get it from Camelbak for $50 (available in four colors).

    22. An amazing soft-serve maker to transform your favorite frozen fruit into yummy (and nutritious) soft serve. It's so good you won't feel any yearning to run to the supermarket when your next yogurt or ice cream craving hits.

    The machine making strawberry soft serve

    You can add flavors like chocolate too, and the chute, plunger, and blade are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Easy, fast, and works amazingly well. LOVE this product! Now I have something to do with all my bananas. Also, it makes really good acai bowls (packets from Costco). It's easy, fast, relatively quiet, and cleans up easy. What else can be said. If you have kids, they will love helping you make soft serve ice cream. We made pineapple last night — so yummy." —CMA

    Get it from Amazon for $48.20.

    23. A Versed Clarifying Serum that'll let your skin rest while it does all the work. This serum will help clear acne and excess sebum, decongest pores, and soothe redness with willow bark while niacinamide brightens!

    a drop from the stopper falling into bottle
    Versed Skin

    This is vegan and recyclable.

    Promising review: "I love the application of this serum. The consistency is not thick, almost watery like an essence, and lightweight. It absorbs into your skin quickly and smoothly without feeling dry or sticky. It definitely is helping with keeping my skin clear, soft, plump, and pores minimized." —Anonymous

    Get it from Versed Skin for $19.99.

    24. An unconventional touchscreen photo frame you can email photos to and have them appear in seconds for your loved one to enjoy — no more spending an hour teaching Grandma how to open up her Facebook messages. She'll see it immediately on the frame and can even swipe to change photos!

    finger about to press on the screen of the frame
    Skylight Frame

    Just connect the frame to a power source, tap the touchscreen to connect to wi-fi, and send photos to your unique Skylight email and they show up on the screen!

    Promising review: "We purchased this as a gift for my mother-in-law. They were able to connect it without any help. I immediately sent them pictures and they were amazed at the quality and how quickly they were able to see them. We sent the link to all the siblings and now they see all their great grandchildren's pictures. They are also enjoying seeing them on something bigger and clearer than a phone." —Lynn

    Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.

    25. A pair of timeless retro-style glasses that work well for everyday glasses so go on out and rock those frames.

    the glasses
    Zenni Optical

    Get it from Zenni Optical for $15.95 (available in five colors).

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